Peter Cornetta

Peter Cornetta

Managing General Partner

Peter is a Managing General Partner of Highland Capital’s Consumer Fund. He has more than 17 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process from investment origination, transaction negotiation, and execution of post-closing development. Peter has led investments in the consumer, media, healthcare services, and manufacturing sectors. Peter is currently involved with Highland’s investments in City Sports, Life Gear, Merrick Pet Care, and StriVectin.

Prior to Highland Capital, Peter was a Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital LLC, a leading middle market private equity firm. He joined H.I.G. Capital in 2003 and helped build the Boston office while leading investments in the firm’s LBO funds. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, he was a Principal with Advent International, a leading Boston-based private equity firm focusing on buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital infusions. While at Advent, Peter led a number of investments and played a significant role in the sourcing, execution and monitoring of transactions post-closing. Before Advent, he was an Associate with Richards LLC, a private equity firm in Atlanta, GA investing in lower middle companies. He also worked with the investment banking arm of NationsBanc Capital Markets, Inc. focusing on mergers and acquisitions activity.

Peter has held positions on the Board of Directors for American Radiology Services, Captivate Networks, Consolidated Bedding, Farley Doors & Windows, Resort Sports Network, and The Spring Air Company.

Babson College, BS in Finance, Investment and Economics 
University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, M.B.A.

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